Angel's Closet

Director: Gilbert Portela

Mailing address: 228 Hunting Ridge Rd, Roanoke Rapids NC  27870


Thrift Store address: 

at the intersection of Hwy 158 and Roanoke Avenue


Ministry phone: (252) 326.3236


Angel's Closet is an ecumenical ministry founded in December 2005 by retired high school teachers and the husband & wife team, Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Portela.  The ministry focuses on the needs of children in the school system.  Funding raised through the thrift store has filled numerous needs such as:


* Giving school supplies to hundreds of children at the beginning of their school year


* $1000 college scholarships awarded to 10 graduating seniors with a desire to further their education


* 800 classroom field trips to ensure that children would not be denied this learning experience with their classmates


* Providing Cap & Gown rentals for graduating seniors who cannot afford one


* Providing Boys & Girls Club annual membership scholarships


* Assisting over 1700 families with household goods, clothing, etc.